December 31, 2020

The government of Bangladesh is angrily rejecting claims it is forcibly moving Rohingya refugees to a remote cyclone-prone island against their will. “We took them all voluntarily,” Bangladesh foreign minister Abdul Momen told Sky News.

But Mark Farmaner from Burma Campaign UK told Sky News that was untrue. “These people do not want to go there,” he said. “They want to stay in the refugee camps where they have support systems, where they have managed to establish some forms of informal education, where they have communities around after they being through such a traumatic experience.”

Read Sky News report

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